Skytrax 2010 World Airline Awards was held in Hamburg, Germany on 20th May 2010, attended by over 40 airlines from around the world. More than 17.9 million air travelers of different nationalities took part in the 10 month survey conducted from July 2009 to April 2010. The survey included over 200 airlines, from international airlines to domestic carriers. The survey measured over 38 items of airline product and service standards.
Asiana Airlines bagged the prestigious ‘Airline of the Year Award’, Etihad received the worlds best first class carrier.Qatar Airways was named the winner of the World’s Best Business Class Award while Emirates bagged the World’s Best Airline Inflight Entertainment Award.Garuda Indonesia was named ‘World’s Most Improved Airline’ and Dragonair the World’s Best Regional Airline.AirAsia bagged the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline Award. Kingfisher Airlines was named the winner of the Best Airline in Central Asian region.
The meeting and handling was excellent. Everything worked! Good tents and facilities (dining & toilet tents). For young mountaineers I suggest an extra day/camp between Kyangjin Gompa and High Camp, some where around 4,400m.